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. >> cut us off a little bit. >> david, let's talk about energy efficiency. i know fluorescent lights and bulbs are a big issues right now. people are changing old-style fluorescent bulbs. what's the old one, the new one and the savings? >> the standard of the industry were t-12. this was a four-foot lamp. the 12 stands for and and it's about four or five times more efficient than the typical incandescent light bulb. in the energy to increase energy efficiency. they have a more efficient standard. it's a two footer. it's called the t-8. it's half an inch in diameter. these are bi-pin fluorescent fixtures. these are 10, 15% for efficient than the older t-12. all of the fixtures bought now have the t-8. >> i understand they're going to stop making t-12 bulbs. >> it is scheduled for extinction. >> along the same lines, the city of san francisco is considering an ordinance to require the conversion from the old 212 to t-8 efficiency fixtures or higher. >> there are discussions. many of the large owners have gone to retrofits because there is a very good payback on it. the only commercial
hetchy regional water system. with also generate clean renewable energy for city services like public buses, hospitals, schools, and much more. and finally, we collect and treat all the city's wastewater and stormwater making it safe enough to discharge into the san francisco bay and pacific ocean. >> in 2006 the puc was planning a record number of projects. >> the public utilities commission is a very infrastructure-rich organization. we're out there rebuilding the water system. we've budget working on power generation in the country. we've been doing sewer for the city. we're looking at a brand-new rebuild of all watt systems in san francisco and we haven't had a home that's been other than mental. >> they staff over 900 people. the puc is in two office locations. >> you know, this is such a great place for a building. if the puc owned that building and we could make that the icon i can sustainable building puc represents, wouldn't be a dramatic idea? >> so, one of the major decisions we made was we wanted to make a statement with this building. we wanted this building to be a lead
wouldn't they? this is a project that provides energy to our country when we very much need it. it's a project that will provide jobs, tens of thousands of jobs. we have 7.9% unemployment. we have 12 million people out of work. here's a project that won't cost the federal government one single penny but it creates tens of thousands of high-quality private-sector jobs. it's about economic growth. this is a $7.9 billion project. the project over its life will create hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenue for state and local government as well as the federal government to help with our deficit and our debt without raising taxes. more tax revenue without raising taxes. and it's also about our energy security, energy security for america. instead of bringing in oil from the middle east, this is about working with our closest friend and ally, canada, to meet our energy needs. this pipeline will not only bring in canadian oil, however, it will also -- it also moves oil from my state of north dakota and from the state of montana to our refineries in places like texas and louisiana
of energy and life and hope for the world. you have decorated it with peace cranes and light. wishes and dreams, and most importantly your energy. and now, on behalf of the sisters of perpetual indulgence inc, we gather this energy and strength that we may send it to the nuns above and to give it to any and all that needs its strength. to release the energy of hope that this magnificent tree represents i will ask each and every one of you if you please every time you hear me say we say... you will evoke the words of harvey milk by saying as one group you got to give them hope. now please raise your hands towards the tree of hope and we say you got to give them hope. for all lgbtq young people struggling with bullies and intolerance, we say that you got to give them hope for all transgendered people fighting to live with dignity and respect. we say you got to give them hope. for all of those who seek to protect the rights of lgbtq people across the world, we say you got to give them hope. for our sick and elderly in need of a will having word, a sign of hope, we say, you got to give t
might as well put it on those municipal buildings where it reduces the amount of energy use which reduce our loss. so, we're looking at balancing that versus go solar which you give rebates to private citizens. so, these are all the things that we're considering we need to talk with all stakeholders. >> what is the deadline to sunset on solar deductions? >> on the go solar sf program, it's currently concludes in 2018. >> i know you said 2018 for this program. i was referring to the state program in terms of -- >> there isn't a deadline for the california solar incentive. >> i thought -- so it's still in existence? >> it's still in existence. the dollar amount available ratchets down over time, but i don't believe it's projected to go to zero. >> okay. but pretty close? >> yeah. >> all right. commissioner vietor? >> i would be interested, since we are in the thick of the clean power sf conversations, to hear more specifically how this go solar program could be tied to go solar customers -- i mean, to clean power sf customers. and also some thoughts around kind of the marketing and framing
by the department of energy and i support thuous us chief technology officer todd park who is not the cto, but assistant to the president. >> and i'm peter hirschberg, run publicly a dozen hack-a-thon, [speaker not understood], build apps and explore what's possible. >> i'm chris, the co-founder and ceo of 100-plus and we use data from many different sources to try to help people be more healthy in their daily life. >> hi. [speaker not understood]. we're a mapping and location-based analytics platform. and we are working with open data and trying to see how we can turn data into information, data into knowledge, and the kind of decision products. >> hi, i'm john, ceo of motion loft. we're trying to understand how people move around cities and provide that data to the public to build new tools for public safety. >> hi, i'm [speaker not understood] with code for america. we're a peace core for geeks. we're trying to bring talent from the private second for and government to innovate. we work with dozens of citieses across the country and next year we should be working with san francisco whi
of local clean energy, they are not getting this. and we have really got do something to pick up on what jessica was talking about and we need to hire a director for the staff that is deeply knowledgeable about the local distributed generation and how to implement it through this program otherwise we are going to lose this program. and i want to get back to the key problem is that for many many years through many ordinance and is resolutions both the board of supervisors and yourselves have directed your staff to work on the local power model and bring it forward. these resolution and is ordinances did not direct power enterprise staff to battle with the contractor, who which, is far more enter the than they are on these issues and resist what they are proposing at every turn i'm sorry to be so critical, but this is very serious as you were saying commissioner mr. president, the future of our children and grandchildren is at stake here. and just to refer also to the packet that jessica referred to the presentation about the s f u centimeters's approach to a local build out is unreal sp
that a light green program means you're not getting your whole energy or all of your energy from recs or any kind of renewable energy. the light green program in marin is 50% regular energy from wherever they're getting it from and 50% renewable energy credit. so, that is what a light green program is. all the different options we're looking at are all 100%. pg&e needs are going to be 100%. our parav -- program is going to be 100% * whether it's [speaker not understood]. i can look at our solar panel over there and say my money went to that. it doesn't matter to -- the general public doesn't know the difference between bucket 3 recs which are the ones that are unbundled and bucket 1 recs which are ones you can say my money went to that solar panel right therethv they just know they're purchasing 100% renewable energy from the city. the only thing that brings our program apart from pg&e's program is this discussion of local benefits to san francisco. where are the jobs? and right now the plan as we're looking at it doesn't have that language in there. it doesn't have that message so people
it civilly would be a local scaled acceleration of affordable tax and co generation of energy efficiency and other local renewable demand site resource as far as the conceptual approach and the product definition this is seasonally what was referred to in the industry as energy as a service and that means that you get out of the old kilowatt hour paradigm that goes back to the 1930's where you are selling hours of power into a service approach where you are standard dyeing on site affordable tax and building retrofits as standard components of that service we focus on a no money down approach to energy efficiency and renewables this would not only require any kind of a late premium to the customers but a rate discount for those customers and is so energy efficiency with a discount and no money down and that is product differentiation that p g and e does not offer and utilities do not offer but we are uniquely poised to offer. this would apply to both the business community as well as residential customers. and so, as far as the approach to development we are really recommending an integr
's firmly shaped or a bucket 3 which is tradable recs or tradable renewable energy credits, the price of those is dramatically different depending upon which one you choose. and, so, just to give you a rate comparison, if you buy bundled recs, that actually ties the renewable energy to a physical place where we can point to that power plant, that solar panel, that wind farm. that has in the marketplace -- that costs about 5 cents a kilowatt hour. if we buy a tradable rec, we can typically get those for less than a quarter of a penny per kilowatt hour. so, depending upon which green attribute we want to green up our portfolio, be it a light green portfolio versus a dark green portfolio, or whatever shade of green in between, it's either very expensive or less expensive depending upon which ones we do. so, what we've done is we've dusted off the lighter shade of green and then also our premium green product and showed you the mix there. and the key financial considerations are that the renewable product mix is what drives the difference in premium. and our deep green product is about $1
of preventing major crimes..0รท sf i think at this staining there is a desire for action and there is energy be it the residents of this area or the folks that occupy, it doesn't matter, there is energy and we have to get that energy focused. >> reporter: wasserman called it one of the most complicated crime areas in the u.s. burglaries were up more than 23%. we talked to several people as they were leaving the meeting. we heard mixed reviews. some people said they had heard these ideas before. others said they were helpful it could turn it around in oakland. there will be other community meetings like this and we're told wasserman will attend the meetings. we talked to the mayor and the police chief. you can hear what they had to say tonight at 11:00. monte francis, nbc bay area news. >>> thank you. it looked like chaos in fremont but it was only a drill. fire, police and other agencies responded to a large scale simulated disaster with hundreds of fictional casualties. today's event was one of the largest disaster manage many exercises ever held in the bay area with 15 agencies participati
to roughly double the cost of the rate on energy to the customer, so it's vital that we get the lafco to send a strong message to the sfpuc hey that's not good enough. we need the local distribution and the local jobs. we need to get back to the other model and make it work. thanks. >> thank you. any other member of the public would like to comment please come forward. >> david mc cord. i am the chair of the energy committee and san francisco has a great opportunity here now to develop really first class community choice aggregation system and right now there are two models presented. one by puc staff. they have been working diligently on that and also they -- the plan, the model being presented, developed and explained by the commission's consultant of local power. we think that local power is much better. it has the robust build out behind the meter, and lower premiums, price premiums especially in the first year. that will help people to stay opted in and not opt out, and as mr. brooks said lots of jobs for san francisco residents, so i would like the commission to send a strong
that the rise and shine has more energy needs for more energy than they can produce themselves, and to maintain the economic growth which they believe is essential. we observed that the south china sea is a potential source of energy supplies for china and that there is a contention among the nations in that region as to where the ownership and rights of access are to the south china sea. and this is conceivable that china might seek to reestablish its claim there by military coercion and that could lead them into a confrontation with the united states' desire to maintain free access. the best way of avoiding that military conflict is what we should see because the military conflict with china would be catastrophic for both nations, indeed for the whole region. so, we want to avoid that. i believe the best way of avoiding that is by maintaining a -- continuing to maintain a strong naval presence in the region, and by having an unambiguous commitment to doing that. i believe that our new national security strategy is that unambiguous commitment, and i believe that the u.s. navy is capable of mai
energy to the public. espinola jackson has always been around. i'm bumping into her constantly. i wish she was here to hear it. her contribution to the city process is profound -- has been profound. and so i not only would want to lionize dr. jackson, but just to say that even though dr. jackson has helped solve many problems like getting rid of the last power plant and stopping a new one from coming in and without her we probably would have never accomplished those goals. but there are still -- and then there's the digester issue. there are still a lot of other issues like the digester issue that are not solved yet. so, i would just strongly urge the commission and the staff to continue to pay attention to dr. jackson and listen to her wise advice, because she knows what she's talking about and she has helped this city process and the sfpuc process i am immeasurably in the last years. >> move to the consent calendar. any member wishing to remove an item, a, b or c? all right. i'll entertain a motion to approve and then we'll get to public comments if there are any. >> i'll move the it
. there is energy. we have to get that energy focused. >> reporter: focusing that energy wasserman says means moving to a neighborhood policing model and rebuilding trust between the police officers and the community. it also means, he says, applying something called the broken windows theory. >> and there's a broken window and someone doesn't fission it you will get another broken window and the whole area will eventually deteriorate which e creates a breeding ground for crime. >> joe bratton has sparked controversy. with the homicide rate at a six-year high in 2012, and violent crime up 23%, some residents aren't convinced wasserman or bratton can help. >> nothing much new. a lot of this same story we've been hearing for quite a long time. >> very hopeful that they can connect. a lot of times you have planning but the action behind it, the follow-up never takes place. >> reporter: both the mayor and the police chief are optimistic. >> we've seen where we tried this in sepecific areas that th pilots have worked in so we're ready to go. >> i think we can do it. i think we can do it. i want to be t
stories. an through and. >> thank you. that is a huge story. >>> in other news, the international energy agency is now cautioning expectations that higher oil demand growth this year could be overly optimistic. the watchdog group is warning that recent signs of the recovery could be the result of one off factors and not a sustained trend of improvement. so the iea is cutting its oil demand growth forecast for the coming year by a marginal 90,000 barrels a day. also in the news, j cpenney increasing borrowing capacity under a bank credit facility by $ 00 million. up now to -- $100 million. now to $1.9 billion. the retailer expanding an option to buy more at a later date. the news said to be raising concerns among analysts as the retailer works on that turnaround. >>> and conditions on a disabled carnival cruise ship in the gulf of mexico, they're in dispute. the company says it's making passenger -- passengers stranded aboard as comfortable as possible with running water, working bathrooms. this contradicts accounts of some passengers who told relatives about filthy, hot conditions, and l
in infrastructure, investing in energy, all of those are ways to make our economy stronger. that will be the central focus of the president's remarks this evening. >> texas republican congressman randy newbauer joins us on capitol hill. good morning. >> good morning, how are you, carl? >> good. a lot of discussion today whether this will be an echo of some called the cockiness, the confrontation of the inaugural. is that what you're looking for today? >> i think so. i think what the president laid out in his inaugural address is more taxes, more spending and more government. i feel like we're just going to get the details of that tonight. >> there's been a lot of discussion about how you go about with a big agenda. some say it's his last chance to go big. when you still have so many economic anxieties at work. do you think tonight's speech will be about jobs and middle class, or will it bleed into guns and immigration? >> i think it will be a little of both. i think what the president owes the american people is an explanation of why he wants to continue down a road where it's not working, we still
. that gave our small company a lot of experience in the energy business and we use that past performance to get a federal project with the gsa, putting the first biomass boiler in a gsa-owned federal building which was actually a $5 million contract, a very large contract. that type of experience and past performance that we got as an lbelj contractor has gotten us a tremendous amount of work elsewhere and given us a lot of experience. and if you know anyone who does federal work, they require the past performance or they'll kick you out of the job even if you're the low bidder. and that was -- that got us into the energy business or construction business, anyway, and kept us going during some rough economic times. the specific comment to the jock group oversight, i've had within those 70 task orders 70% success. with the 5% that's been difficult, the jock managers have all come almost immediately to any request we've had to resolve disputes we've had with managers in the specific sites, whether it be in hetch hetchy or in [speaker not understood] or at one of those plants locally here,
into the small art gallery of public works. part of the energy of the venue comes from having that art gallery. having a small workshop with a few resident artists who work on art during the day. it provides a certain energy. when that moves on to the employees were working there during the night, coming in contact with patrons, you have a great start and a good experience. great talent, visuals, who have done the other thing for the most part. lots of responses. >> thank you. dmitri, while enhancing your out dope -- outdoor event, how important is the creative contact to make sure it you have customers who return over and over again? >> our creative content, you know, it is pretty out there. [laughter] >> sort of spices up the meeting. >> for us, i think the most important thing we are offering is something quintessentially san francisco. something that thenn
lights on treasure island although it is nighttime but we told the energy crews are trying to figure out what caused the outage to treasure island but thousands of people will not be getting any light right now so we have a call in to the company to find out how long it will take to get the power back on. >> speaking of pg&e they are blaming equipment failure for an outage that left embarcardero in the dark with no electricity for about an hour last night around 7:00 p.m. with traffic signals and streetlights out. they provided generators for a few customers who could not get power restored. >> they are warning people to be careful of balloons that you receive on valentine's day because the helium can cause big problems if they float into power lines. the biggest concern are electrical outages and danger to people below when the lines are compromised. they recommend you keep the balloons weighted and indoors, if possible. most important, never try to recover a balloon if it is tangled up in the power lines. >> very dangerous. >> time to check with mike for the forecast. >> or stick with
overweight. but only 42% have the same opinion of energy drinks like red bulls. despite scientific research which links sugar sweetened sports and energy drinks with obesity. the survey shows 68% of voters favor taxing sugar beverages if proceeds are used to improve school nutrition and pe programs. >>> we are back in a moment. stay with us. [ male announcer ] tender sirloin and a succulent lobster tail... for an incredible $16.99. share the love this valentine's, with sizzler's steak & lobster. >>> she made me promise to get back in time for our date tonight. that's important. that's important. i've already got a gift. got the flowers. flowers are easier because i got this rose garden. >> good sense of humor on this valentine's day. the president probably on his date right now with the first lady. >> exactly. >> have a nice valentine's day. see you at 6:00. >> good night. >>> on our broadcast here tonight, the nightmare at sea. high drama and now a painfully slow ride to shore for thousands trapped aboard the crippled carnival cruise ship. several setbacks in the rescue mission, passengers
population. in terms of energy was released, you can see there it's one trillion kilograms of tnt, that means an 8.8 earthquake. another comparison could be 18,000 times the hiroshima atomic bomb. it's supposed it occur less than two a year above 8. chili has first runner up with 9.5 with bolivia, 10 minutes duration. this one was 8.8, at that moment was no. 4, then japan next year led next year with 8.9, but it's a lot, a big amount of energy was released in just 3 1/2 minutes. usually that things happen at night. i don't know why, but it always happen at night. so we are leading on february 27 at 3.24 and you can see in light blue the time when the first wave arrived the coast because the epicenter was so close to the coast. so it's no more than 10 minutes and at the same time the waves start moving through the pacific ocean and in 21 hours it hits the coast of hawaii. so everybody was affected because of that. in mexico, for instance, the variation of time was 1 1/2 meters. as you can see there, when that happened, 3.34, immediately we have different waves. the high of that wave wa
of waves of energy coming in tomorrow. each is progressively cooler so that means that is why the snow level is dropping to around 2,000'. the culprit is the cold front, the pair of lows is well to the north where the energy is but this has a little bit more moisture than any other storm but by our standards for the winter, it is ploy starved and behind it we will have some cold air but some moderate to warmer air as we head into the weekend. here is what is happening tomorrow morning. showers ahead of it are possible and by 9:00 the front moving through, so we are going to see showers develop during the morning rush hour and the best chance with this cold front about three-hour window of steady rain and you can see the snow up in the north bay mountains and best chance headed into the afternoon hours, and afternoon, of dry weather is possible, pockets of dry weather before the next system pulls through in the evening rush hour and you can see snow developing on mount hamilton. beyond that, it will clear out and get cooler for wednesday morning. the areas you see are in green in the mo
a treat. on friday, we are going to peak. that's when the warming trend will have the most energy. high pressure will be really strengthening through the next couple of days. yesterday, temperatures climbed one or two degrees. today today climb more. a couple live shots. we showed you sfo to start. mostly clear conditions now. no fog to report as offshore flow kicks in. 38 degrees, good morning in sunny vail. temperatures by noontime in the 60s. we round out the day in the upper 60s. we keep on climbing as we take you through valentine's day. good news for you and your lover if you want to make outdoor plans. first, want to get you out the door. we bring in anthony slaughter. good morning. >> we have serious news. there is a multiple car accident on 680. you can see police activity there and also a car reported on fire a few minutes ago. it does seem as though it's blocking traffic. this is 680 on the southbound direction headed to 84. the on ramp there is closed. right now is crews continue to clear the accident. of course as we have more information we'll bring it to you. that's all w
are told the energy company that supplies to the island is trying to figure out what caused the outage that began at 2:30 this morning so it has been 2 1/2 hours we have a call, now, to see how long it will take to get the power back on for those folks. the cause right now is unknown and being investigated. >> police are talking to witnesses in an effort to find a person who stabbed a san jose team. the victim was stabbed on east julian street next to the campus of san jose high school. he stumbled to north 21st where he died. you can see the taped off area where investigators spent several hours looking for evidence. police have not identified the teen or revealed the cause of the stabbing. >> in gilroy a search is underway if a couple who tried to lure a child into a car. our media partner, the mercury news, reports he was taking out the trash at his home when the incident occurred. the boy notice add tan car parkedded with a woman and man inside and they tried to get his attention but the boy got scared and ran to tell his parents. >> san mateo homeowner who claim as legal battle wi
such a likeable guy with a great smile and tons of energy. it is great to see andres back with the giants here at spring training in scottsdale. let's send it back to you in the studio. >> and get right back to making chemistry, right? >>> coming up, all position players are now in scottsdale. we will hear from some of the stars about their expectations for this season, including angel pagan. plus we'll head over to phoenix and check out one of the a's leaders, josh reddick. >>> we enjoyed this beautiful, warm weather but it's not the right time. local winemakers fear it may be a little too beautiful to are their crop. typically we get more cold weather and rain this time of year which keeps the harvest from growing. if warm weather happens too soon the grapevines grow, making them vulnerable to a cold snap later on and that could lead to a reduction of grape yields for winemakers. they admit however it is still early and there is still rain in the forecast sooner than you might like. rob mayeda is here with a look at the forecast. we were talking earlier, all the kids that drop off you see th
and most of the energy that comes into san francisco is piped in from other places so we have to look at everything from a regional perspective. in terms of what we're doing with our infrastructure, we look at many risks to our systems to improve their reliability, both gas and electric. while we talk about earthquakes quite a bit, we look more at ground movement in general, whether it be earthquake related, land slide related, but in terms of our reliability all those risks are looked at and there's on-going efforts to increase the reliability of both the electric system and the gas system throughout the san francisco area and through the northern and system part of our state. we have hundreds of millions of dollars of pipeline replacement happening which is a major risk in a major earthquake. most people are aware in loma prieta the pipeline held pretty well but we are trying to build in a better manner to withdraw earthquakes. on the electric side, things are pretty well proat the timed already. things shut themselves off. depending on the magnitude of the earthquake, it could
an alternative energy company installed a wind turbine at the cliff house site. >> the operators of the cliff house came to us and said we have this great idea to add a wind turbine to the gift shop. >> reporter: the idea has been blowing around for several years. neighbors were concerned about noise and how a turbine would affect the view. the park service says the turbine is silent and designed to blend in. engineers say it's also designed to protect wildlife. >> we'll be moving slowly so it won't be -- the birds will be easily able to, you know, see them and stay away from them. >> reporter: the three kilowatt system is intended to power the cliff house gift shop and part of the restaurant. it's a three-year pilot project aimed at demonstrating the potential for coastal turbine systems. >> we believe we can do it on the coast most places, and this is the start of many other ones to come. >> reporter: it's expected to produce energy in the next couple of weeks with hopes that its place in the future of clean energy is not a lot of wind. nbc bay area news. >> beautiful out there, though. >>>
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